News story: RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Aircraft over the North Sea

first_imgToday (29 March), RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, with an RAF Voyager from Brize Norton, to monitor two Russian Blackjacks approaching UK airspace.The RAF worked closely with NATO partners to monitor the Russian aircraft as they passed through a variety of international airspace before they were intercepted over the North Sea. Our fighters escorted them from the UK’s area of interest and ensured that they did not enter UK sovereign airspace.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Our brave RAF pilots have shown again that we are ready to respond to any threat to the UK. Alongside our NATO allies, we must remain vigilant and aware of Russian military activity. The RAF routinely identify, intercept and escort Russian aircraft that transit international airspace within proximity to the UK’s area of interest and continue to be on call every day. This is the second time this week RAF aircraft have taken to the air to investigate Russian activity, following a similar incident on Wednesday evening, but on that occasion, an intercept by the Typhoons was not necessary.last_img read more

Crosta & Mollica adds Focaccia Romana to its range

first_imgItalian baked goods supplier Crosta & Mollica has launched a new addition to its range, the Focaccia Romana.Available in Waitrose nationwide, and priced at £2.69, the 220g product will be supported with a 20%-off promotion until 13 June 2017.The Focaccia Romana is made with ‘00’ flour, a blend of soft wheat and durum wheat, that is mixed into a light, hand-stretched dough. It is baked at high temperature on a stone bed oven for a “soft crust and airy crumb”. The bread is dressed with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary.James Orr, founder of Crosta & Mollica, said he was delighted to launch the Focaccia Romana, which has taken months to perfect.“Every stage has been tried and tested to achieve this perfection,” Orr said. “We know our customers will love this new addition to our range, which has had the same attention to detail our customers have come to expect from Crosta & Mollica products.”In February 2017, Crosta & Mollica secured a listing in 500 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.last_img read more